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New Culture is an online and print magazine containing articles on arts, culture, philosophy, history, development studies, social and political commentary and various other fields

report on ‘to’ : a workshop and two performances directed by surjit nongmeikapam by sudipta dawn

This is a report on “To” – a mixed media workshop inspired by true stories that the choreographer’s grandmother narrated to him when he was a young boy in Manipur. His grandmother and her family were caught in the thick of the Battle of Imphal, the unsuccessful Japanese invasion of pre-independence India in 1944. The war took many lives – Japanese, British and Indian soldiers died, along with several innocent Kangleipak or Manipuri civilians.

from the spine of the night to the belly of the butt: bimba to mayangkhola by parnab mukherjee

On the excesses of security forces in insurgency prone areas – (Incident sourced from Kaka. D. Iralu’s Nagaland and India: the Blood and the Tears)

My brush with Susan Sontag and other tales from the gay ‘golden age’

Republished from The Conversation The years between the gay liberation movement at the beginning of the 1970s and the onset of AIDS a decade later are viewed in a certain strand of gay nostalgia as “the golden age”. It’s hardly surprising that those who lived through the period might see it this way; in retrospect …

a directorial hangover

Janardan Ghosh strongly believes in his theatre practices as a path to moksha and speaks here of the need for multiple perspectives, influences and experimentation for the realization of the self. He also makes some important points about the comparative state of experimentation in theatre from Gujarat & Bengal.

musings on theatre

Raja Chakraborty writes about the purposes and ways of contemporary Theatre Education.

adaptation by raja chakravorty

The key to living a full, rich, successful life is ADAPTATION.

the absence quartet with a little more: acid, alkali, bulb and filament by parnab mukherjee

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings – Franklin Thomas Acid attack has been one of …

screen time (addiction), disney (not the world) and (inglorious) gate crashers

There is also a great deal of anxiety about the time spend by children on mobile device and the resultant effect on their behavior and psyche. The same holds true for adults as well. The main driver of this addiction is the internet. This article throws light on a few perspectives about screen time & content aimed at children .

readings & thoughts on storytelling

readings and thoughts on storytelling

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